A study of tagging methods for the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa in the waters off Maine

Kirshenbaum, Sheril and Feindel, Scott and Chen, Yong (2006) A study of tagging methods for the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa in the waters off Maine. Fishery Bulletin, 104(2), pp. 299-302.

[img]
Preview
PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (141Kb) | Preview
Official URL: http://fishbull.noaa.gov/1042/kirshenbaum.pdf

Abstract

The sea cucumber fishery in waters off Maine is developing and has recently experienced great increases in landings, corresponding to expanding export markets. Between 1994 and 1996, reported landings ranged from one to three million pounds (Fig. 1). In 1999, reported landings were over eight million pounds and rose to over nine million in 2000 (Feindel1). Like other developing fisheries, we have little information about the biology and ecology of the sea cucumber off Maine, limited data on the fishery, and little knowledge about the key life history processes that characterize its population dynamics. Therefore, we have a limited understanding of the current status of the resource and the impacts the fishery may have on the stock.

Item Type: Article
Title: A study of tagging methods for the sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa in the waters off Maine
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Kirshenbaum, Sheril
Feindel, Scott
Chen, Yong
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Fishery Bulletin
Volume: 104
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 299-302
Date: 2006
ISSN: 0090-0656
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 8998
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 18:17
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 18:17
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8998

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...